Friday, January 20, 2017

Seeking Partners, Co-Founders and Admin Support for New Ventures in Creative Content Dev., A Mobile Think Tank and Game-Based Learning

Simply put...

Overwhelmed with opportunities, contract work and bidding on projects — while also building a company website and brand for these projects. 

I’m the person on the creative, development and content production side. 

I need someone to come in where my skills fail — execution and organization. This is a very, very good opportunity for the right person!

I am looking for someone with the following skills, abilities and interests….
  • Loves the fast=paced startup / gig economy environment 
  • Can bring order to chaos
  • Thrives on details
  • Can see all the moving parts and make a priority list easily
  • Enjoys working around new ideas, innovations, technology and creative, visionary types. 

Helpful but not necessary

  • Web design and / or web development skills
  • Experience w/ UX - UI 

You would be potentially partnering in these areas 

  • Setting up and promoting events
  • Promoting meetings, products, website, etc. 
  • Collecting fees from members / clients
  • Invoicing and handling day-to-day admin
  • Handling email and inquiries
  • Setting up weekly schedule 

Pay available as work contracts come in. Also very open to the idea of providing equity / percentage of each business or project. 

Samples of Projects Here:

I developed a group and concept called HikeStorming, i.e. taking our conversations and collaboration to the outdoors while hiking. I recently took the UX Team from a major Silicon Valley company out on a hike and helped them to brainstorm a musical communication system to help with getting thoughts and ideas over to their engineering team in China (music, being the universal language)

More information about the group below: 

GliderCell is a program I launched as a way to 1.) promote new ideas that aren’t finding their way to the public (like new models to improve classrooms, schools, organizations or even governments) and 2.) help creative people to get their message out. 

Global Challenge is a program I started as a high school teacher — the purpose of which was to allow students to participate in both creating and playing a game that would teach them ALL of their course content. 

Thesis research on self-organizing systems  for possible entry into the X-Prize competition  

Experimenting with sounds and ideas for potential podcast..... 

This could turn into a partnership / Co-founder arrangement, or it could result in paid work. 

If you’re interested, send me some information about yourself, and if it matches up, let’s set up a time to meet either in person or by video chat. Open to virtual partnerships as well.  

You can respond in the comments section below or through the contact form on the HikeStorming presentation. 


Recruiting for Experimental Music Group To Stretch Boundaries

If you're like me
Maybe you don't like the role of the musician as just technician

That there is something outside the notation and measures
and confines of the music that must be explored

And you believe there are forms of performance that are yet to be created

Things that might combine many art forms into one

New instrumentation
New forms of interaction between the instruments
New integrations between musicians, instruments and computer or smartphone apps

Maybe there are ways to present information alongside the music
So as to communicate ideas or philosophies or even humor

This is being put together randomly like this, because I'm not sure it can be expressed otherwise.

My musical background

I've performed on French Horn with the following groups at one point or another....

Cheyenne Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Faculty Brass Quintet (as undergrad at Colorado State), CSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Diablo Symphony, Napa Symphony, Zephyrus Brass Quintet, Carson Chamber Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, Sierra Nevada Wind Orchestra.

Here is another sample -- rough, sketchy, altered, experimental as well (1st 40 seconds or so should give you a good idea. After that... not so good).

The selections below are just some things that seem cool. . . but I'm open to way more.

If this sounds like something you'd like to explore, maybe we could chat or share some musical / artistic ideas?

You can contact me through the contact form here

... or through Twitter @Lee_Chazen

Oh... and just scored some space at HackerLab for practice sessions and recordings!

    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Enjoying the new Prisma app, while attempting dry humor...

    Mostly just having fun with the new Prisma app on my phone.

    But, I could also be making an important social commentary about consumerism?

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    An Introduction To GliderCell

    I've been working with others on a new concept.
    If you're ready for it.
    If you get it.
    If it sounds like you... then let's get the conversation started.
    The thing I'm working on is that -- we all want a better opportunity -- to participate, to do something more, to do better. But, if you are creative or "differently intelligent," you may not want to waste time and ideas on meaningless or unfulfilling projects. You want to do something where you can apply your talents. Most jobs don't let us do that and, on occasion, they actually discourage you from getting too creative! What?
    We are talking about a loose collaboration of dedicated and diversely talented or uniquely skilled people coming together to take on new projects. We are envisioning working together in a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization).

    For more, please visit my Steemit blog post.  

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    New "Sway" Portfolio

    I finally finished my new portfolio using Sway.

    I'm very happy with the results and how easy it is to drag and drop, import content from anywhere and share the final product. When you finish whatever project you're working on, you can easily post on From there, you just copy the embed code and post anywhere -- like right here, for example.

    If you come across this post and see something that lines up with what you're doing, let's talk. I basically work on creative content production across all disciplines.

    Outside of creative projects,  I specialize in designing educational programs. And, more specific than that, I work on visualizing new system designs for companies, startups, classrooms and schools. Thanks for dropping by!

    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Music as Metaphor

    Music as metaphor
    Dissonance at the beginning
    Things are forming
    The primordial ooze, if you will
    The conductor pushes and molds
    The corps responds
    Everyone listening
    Then... wait for it...
    Power Chords!
    A perfect blend of sound, vibration, emotion and humanity!

    (start at 54 seconds)

    Courtesy of the Concord Blue Devils.

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